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Here you'll find quizzes on all sorts of aspects of the English language ranging from vocabulary, word origins, spelling, to the history of English.
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folder Borrowed Words and Phrases (43) folder Etymology (113, 1 new)
folder Grammatical and Lexical Items (63) folder Idioms and Proverbs (193, 1 new)
folder Language Use (137, 1 new) folder Spelling Bee (73, 1 new)
folder Varieties of English (175) folder Vocabulary (579, 1 new)
Editors: LadyCaitriona, looney_tunes Quiz Search:
1 Meet Tom Swifty
Do you like puns? So you'll like this peculiar kind of word play called Tom Swifty. Explanation given in the first question.
10 Q
Apr 13 07
50541 plays
2 The Evil Essay
As an English instructor, I spend a good deal of my life helping people write essays. See if you already know the basics of essay writing--or, as I call it, "The Evil Essay".
10 Q
Jul 04 08
8616 plays
3 Become a Better Writer
Everyone needs to write sometimes. You might have to dispute a bill in writing or compose a self-evaluation. Or, you just might want to write a quiz at FunTrivia! Learn a few basics to becoming a better writer.
10 Q
Dec 28 08
5391 plays
4 Fun with Words
This quiz will deal with some unique properties of words, obscure word facts and uncommon words.
10 Q
Jan 23 10
5223 plays
5 I Can Has Cheeseburger?
A little hodge-podge about some words in the English language and why they can be so daunting to foreigners, small children, native speakers, farm animals, etc. (In response to an author's challenge)
10 Q
Apr 23 10
5868 plays
6 Words and Symbols
Here is a quiz to see if you know the following useless, yet interesting information, about some of the oddities of the English language.
10 Q
Nov 27 05
13020 plays
7 How Much Do You Really Know about Full?
The word 'full' sounds at first like the opposite of 'empty'. It appears, however, in a lot of other contexts. This quiz will try to point some ways to see 'full' in a lot of new ways.
Very Easy
10 Q
Nov 13 12
2883 plays
8 Meet Tom Swifty again.
My preceding Tom Swifty quiz had an unexpected success and many quiz maniacs asked for more.
10 Q
Oct 25 07
5637 plays
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Last Updated Apr 05 15 2:25 PM

Some sample questions from this category:

* The symbol (~) used in many URLs (Web addresses), is called which of the following?
* What is the dot over the letter "i" called?
* According to the OED, which word has more definitions than any other word in English?
* The following sentence is an example of what term? "Madam, I'm Adam".
* The symbol used to indicate a sharp, as in a musical note, is known by what term? It is also known as the hashmark.

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